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Sean M. O'Brien

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State Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1995

Federal Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court



Sean has been with the Bradshaw Law Firm since 1996. Prior to joining Bradshaw, he clerked for Justice David Harris of the Iowa Supreme Court. Sean has also served as an adjunct professor in Drake University's Undergraduate and MBA program lecturing on business law. He regularly speaks on various legal topics at programs sponsored by a number of organizations such as the Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB), the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, the Iowa Insurance Division and the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies. A list of topics for insurance professionals or civic organizations is available upon request.


Grinnell College (B.A., Economics, with honors, 1992)

  • Phi Beta Kappa

The University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., with distinction, 1995)

  • Van Oosterhout Memorial Moot Court Competition
  • Senior Note and Comment Editor, Journal of Corporation Law, 1994-1995

Leadership Positions

International Association of Arson Investigators, Iowa Chapter, Prosecution Section

  • Director, 2002-2011

Professional Memberships and Admissions

American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Iowa Defense Counsel Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Polk County Bar Association

Other Memberships

International Association of Arson Investigators, Inc.
National Association of Subrogation Professionals

Sample of Reported Cases



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